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Amin Yousefi was born in 1996 in Abadan, Iran and holds an MA in Photography from the University of Westminster. He lives and works as a writer, researcher, and image-based artist in London. He has participated in several group exhibitions and prizes including recently being named a winner of the 2024 Foam Talent Award. His recent project, "Eyes Dazzle as They Search for the Truth," was selected as a finalist of the Carte Blanche Awards at Paris Photo in 2022 and subsequently shown with Ag Gallery at Unseen Art Fair 2023 in Amsterdam. His work has been published in magazines such as Hapax, Source, and Aperture, with the article in which he interviewed three artists on “What It Means to Make Photographs as a Young Artist in Iran”. Yousefi has also undertaken compelling commission works, including the project "Ruderal Acts, Gardening Beyond the Wall," showcased as part of the HerMAP Art Project at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium. He was also selected as an Ag Talent for his "Life, Death, and Other Similar Things" project in 2019, exhibited in a solo show at the Ag Galerie. Yousefi has an upcoming display in April 2024 with Circulation(s), at the Centquatre-Paris in France.  A native of Abadan in the province of Khuzestan, Iran's most oil-rich region and the scene of bloody war with neighbouring Iraq, Yousefi's work examines the event of photography through the socio-political aspect of the medium. His primary concern lies in the implications of the archive, exploring violence against protests in the Middle East enacted by the state and how the act of photography can conceptually mirror the structures of these relationships.

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Amin Yousefi was born in 1996 in Abadan, Iran and holds an MA in Photography from the University of Westminster. He lives and works as a writer, researcher, and image-based artist in London. He has participated in several group exhibitions and prizes including recently being named a winner of the 2024 Foam Talent Award. His recent project, "Eyes Dazzle as They Search for the Truth," was selected as a finalist of the Carte Blanche Awards at Paris Photo in 2022 and subsequently shown with Ag Gallery at Unseen Art Fair 2023 in Amsterdam. His work has been published in magazines such as Hapax and Aperture, with the article in which he interviewed three artists on “What It Means to Make Photographs as a Young Artist in Iran”. Yousefi has also undertaken compelling commission works, including the project "Ruderal Acts, Gardening Beyond the Wall," showcased as part of the HerMAP Art Project at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium. He was also selected as an Ag Talent for his "Life, Death, and Other Similar Things" project in 2019, exhibited in a solo show at the Ag Galerie. Yousefi has an upcoming display in April 2024 with Circulation(s), at the Centquatre-Paris in France.  A native of Abadan in the province of Khuzestan, Iran's most oil-rich region and the scene of bloody war with neighbouring Iraq, Yousefi's work examines the event of photography through the socio-political aspect of the medium. His primary concern lies in the implications of the archive, exploring violence against protests in the Middle East enacted by the state and how the act of photography can conceptually mirror the structures of these relationships.

Represented by Ag Galerie
To commission a project or purchase a print, please contact me via email: aminyousephi@gmail.com


EDUCATION
2022 MA in Documentary Photography, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
2019  BA in Photography, Department of Photography, Art University of Isfahan, Iran

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2023 Eyes Dazzle as They Search for the Truth, On The Go Platform, Fotografisk Center, Denmark
2019 Life, Death, And Other Similar Things, Ag Galerie, Tehran, Iran
2018 Untitled Photographs, Negaresh Gallery, Isfahan, Iran

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2025 Foam Talent, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, The Cube, Eschborn, Germany
2024 Kranj Photo Festival, Kranj, Slovenia
2024 Circulation(s), Centquatre-Paris, Paris, France
2024 Les Boutographies, Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, France
2024 Foam Talent, Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2023 Past & Present, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
2022 Consider This, Ambika P3, London, United Kingdom
2022 Work in Progress, Gallery West, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
2022 Where We Meet: Connection, Deptford Does Art, London, United Kingdom
2021 Immediate and Remote, Aran Projects, Tehran, Iran
2021 HerMAP Art Project, Bozar Center of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2021 The Censored, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
2020 Ag Talent 2019, 0/1 Gallery, Isfahan, Iran
2019 Determinism Vol.2, Taropod Gallery, Shiraz, Iran
2019 Determinism Vol.1, Negaresh Gallery, Isfahan, Iran
2018 An Artistic Conscience in an Ill Body, Negaresh Gallery, Isfahan, Iran
2018 The Search, Naqsh Khaneh Gallery, Isfahan, Iran
2017 Four Seasons, Sayan Gallery, Isfahan, Iran
2016 The Paradise, Isfahan University of Art, Isfahan, Iran
2016 The 5th Iranology Foundation Exhibition, Iranology Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2016 The 4th “1PIX” Selection Photography Exhibition, Iranian Artist’s Forum, Tehran, Iran
2015 The Threnody, University of Meshkin Shahr, Meshkin Shahr, Iran

ART FAIRS
2024 MIA Photo Fair, Ag Galerie, Curated by Roï Sade, Milan, Italy
2023 Unseen Art Fair, Ag Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

AWARDS AND HONORS
2024 Shortlist, Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2024 Shortlist, Kranj Photo Festival, Kranj, Slovenia
2023 Winner, Foam Talent, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2023 Winner, PhotoFrome Awards, Frome, United Kingdom
2023 Shortlist, Guest Room: David Campany, Der Greif, Munich, Germany
2022 Shortlist, Carte Blanche Awards, Paris Photo, Paris, France
2021 Shortlist, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
2021 Longlist, Foam Talent Awards, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2020 Shortlist, MEETing Photo Festival
2019 Winner, Ag Talent, Ag Galerie, Tehran, Iran
2018 Shortlist, Firoozeh Photography Festival, Tabriz, Iran
2016 Shortlist, Photography Festival of Society and Religion, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Shortlist, The Iranology Foundation Festival, Tehran, Iran
2015 Shortlist, The Bucovina Photo Festival, Bucovina, Romania
2014 Winner, National Tourism Festival, Tehran, Iran

TALKS
2024 “Photobook Review” Choom Gallery, Anzali, Iran
2024 “Citizens and Photography, In conversation with David Campany”, Photographer’s Gallery, London
2023 “The Photo and The Book; A Symbiotic Relationship”, University of Neyshabur
2018 “Beyond a Flow; Dusseldorf School of Photography”, Art University of Isfahan
2017 “Contemporary Iranian Photography”, Isfahan Photo Club
2017 “History of Iranian Photography”, Art University of Isfahan
2016 “Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency”, Art University of Isfahan

TEACHING
2024 Visiting Lecturer, Photofusion,  London, United Kingdom 
2022 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Photography, University of Neyshabur
2021 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Photography, University of Semnan

WRITINGS
2023 “What It Means to Make Photographs as a Young Artist in Iran”, Aperture Magazine.
2023 “It Won’t Matter to Us Since You Won’t Use Our Film”, Der Greif Magazine
2016 “Intimate Life: Photography as Contemporary Art”, Sarv Journal, Art University of Isfahan

COMMISSIONS
2023 “Woman, Life, Freedom”, Anonymous Artists, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
2022 “In Iran, Death Has a Face”, Halaeh Anvari, Aperture Magazine
2022 “Eyes Dazzle as They Search for The Truth” Hapax Magazine, Issue 3
2021 “Ruderal Acts”, HerMAP Art Project, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussel, Belgium

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS
2024 Photography: young talents exhibit themselves at “Circulations”, Carine Dolek, TV5 Monde

2024 Interview with ZoomUp, Paris, France
2024 Artist Talk: Amin Yousefi in Conversation With David Campany, Photographer Gallery
2024 “Eyes Dazzle as they Search For the Truth“ David Campany, Foam Magazine #65
2024 Foam Talent 2024-2025, Foam Museum
2024 “Looking beyond the boundaries of time”, Manuela Accinno, Black Camera Italy
2024 “Artist Feature", Amin Yousefi, PHROOM
2022 “Amin Yousefi selected for third issue of Hapax Magazine”,  University of Westminster
2022 “Amin Yousefi selected as a Paris Photo Carte Blanche 2022 finalist” University of Westminster
2022 “Eyes Dazzle as They Search for The Truth” Hapax Magazine, Issue 3
2022 “In Iran, Death Has a Face”, Haleh Anvari, Aperture Magazine
2022 “Source: Graduate Photography 2022” Source Magazine
2021 “Life, Death, and Other Similar Things” PHMuseum
2020 “Amin Yousefi: Life, Death, and Other Similar Things”, Paper Journal
2020 “Life, Death and Other Similar Things photographed by Amin Yousefi”
2019 “The Talents of Today, The Artists of Tomorrow”, ed. Simindokht Dehghani, Tajrobeh Magazine 
2017 “Editor's picks: Youth competition, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards”
2016 National Festival of Architectural Photos of Future City, Catalog